07 June 2011

Marks on abdomen and thigh for cosmetic surgeryPlastic surgery in Florida has continued to garner strong demand, say surgeons in the state. Following encouraging figures from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) at the start of the year, plastic surgeons are reporting continued demand for a range of procedures. Americans spent approximately $10.7 billion on cosmetic treatments last year, with breast implants, liposuction, tummy tucks and Botox topping the list of popular procedures. Kelle Treadwell, 38, opted for abdominoplasty – aka tummy tuck surgery – following the birth of her two children. Despite more than five years of trying to get her stomach back into shape, she was left with a ridge where the muscle wall wouldn’t go back into place. “I've tried over the past five years, but I can't get the muscle wall in my stomach to come back,” she said. “I can't lose anything around the waist, despite diet and exercise. I just don't feel good and strong and healthy. I'm not planning to wear a bikini afterwards,” she added. Treadwell is just one example of the many people opting for surgery to look and feel good about themselves, and figures suggest that demand will continue to rise over the next few years.